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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Forsyth. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Forsyth, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill Forsyth. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill Forsyth, often where they are interviewed.

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August 2020 - August Releases, How I Live Now, Superman Returns vs Man Of Steel and Bill Forsyth

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Ben & Steve’s Video Store has opened for August!! Join the two movie geeks in their store (probably the last one on Planet Earth), as they talk about lots of things connected to the wonderful world of movies, including

  • Reviews of the biggest home releases for the month, including The True History of the Kelly Gang, Dark Waters, Military Wives and 4K releases of The Goonies, The Deep & Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Excellent!
  • YA movie adaptation How I Live Now goes into The Disturbed Ward
  • This month’s Bargain Bin of the Month choice is between Superman Returns and Man of Steel.
  • In the 80’s – we look at the top 10 home video rentals in the USA in 1989
  • Ben & Steve’s Bonk-On: we talk about Bill Forsyth’s Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero

Find us on Twitter: @BenStevesVideo1

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You can email the show at benandstevesvideostore@gmail.com if you have any suggestions for future Disturbed Ward entries, or Bargain Bin of the month choices.

If you want to track how many movies you’ve seen that we’ve been talking about since we opened the store, check out the show’s Letterboxd list on Steve’s page: https://letterboxd.com/spclark14/list/ben-steves-video-store/

Please leave us a 5-star review on your pod platform of choice to help our store find more customers, we do appreciate it!

We’ll be opening again in September, please return your rentals by then or you will be fined.

Aug 23 2020 · 3hr 49mins
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9. GREGORY'S GIRL with Special Guest, Bill Forsyth

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Bill Forsyth is our very special guest on Cinematalk this week. Forsyth’s achievements as a Scottish filmmaker are pioneering to say the least. He started a career in film at age 18 and spent nearly a decade and a half making commissioned documentaries and industrial films. This experience partly explains why his sublime and distinctly personal brand of filmmaking was fully realized when he made his first two narrative features, That Sinking Feeling and Gregory’s Girl. The international success of these two movies kicked off a wave of national filmmaking that led to the creation of what would become Screen Scotland, a national agency dedicated to the development and support of Scottish filmmaking. For Forsyth, the personal success paved the way for his next, and best-loved movie, 1983’s Local Hero, and several films made in the U.S., including his masterful 1987 adaptation of Marilynne Robinson’s novel Housekeeping.

This week, he spoke with us from his home outside of Edinburgh, about the making of Gregory’s Girl, its influences, and his approach to the art of cinema.
Jun 04 2020 · 1hr 5mins

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Ep 579: Bill Forsyth • Song Kang-ho

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[5 mins. 52 secs.] A brief conversation with the filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky regarding her latest documentary feature, “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements” which is going to have a special IDA-hosted screening this evening, Thursday, October 10th, 7:30 PM at the Village East in NYC. The register here. Following the screening Filmwax Radio host Adam Schartoff will moderate a Q&A with the filmmaker. SYNOPSIS: director Irene Taylor Brodsky once again turns the camera on her deaf parents and, now, her 11-year-old deaf son Jonas, who has cochlear implants and is discovering a profound world of hearing and music. As Jonas learns the first movement of Beethoven’s iconic sonata on the piano, his grandparents, deaf for nearly 80 years, watch with deepening awe what time and technology have bestowed their grandson.

[14 mins. 37 secs.] Next up, a conversation with the Korean actor Song Kang-ho who has collaborated with the international star director Bong Joon-ho on many occasions including in “Memories of Murder”, “The Host”, “Snowpiercer”, and now their latest masterpiece “Parasite” which opens in NYC & LA tomorrow, Friday, October 11 and then wider on the 18th. SYNOPSIS: Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. But when a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, an underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.

[35 mins. 50 secs.] Lastly, the Scottish legendary director Bill Forsyth (“Comfort & Joy”, “Local Hero”) makes a special appearance to discuss his career and new projects on the horizon, including one with the host of this podcast. Forsyth was visiting NYC (we met at the offices of the distributor Film Movement) where he just finished a week-long theatrical of his 1982 classic “Gregory’s Girl” in a new print at Film Forum. He was also lauded this past week at the Museum of the Moving Image with a retrospective of his other work.

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Oct 10 2019 · 1hr 6mins
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AN AFTERNOON WITH BILL FORSYTH

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Oct 10 2019 · 59mins

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GREGORY'S GIRL - Bill Forsyth

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Oct 07 2019 · 25mins
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7R EP19: Bill Forsyth's Gentle Comedies

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Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney(@bwestcineaste), Associate Editor Brett Pardy (@antiqueipod), Editor at Large Mary Angela Rowe(@lapsedvictorian), and special guest Scott Wilson (@scottaawilson) discuss Forysth's kindness towards his characters, the films' cultural context, tackling serious subjects in a gentle way, the special features on the new Criterion disc, and why these films are endlessly rewatchable. For detailed show notes, please visit: https://seventh-row.com/2019/09/23/ep-19:-bill-forsyth's-gentle-comedies/ Follow Seventh Row on Twitter and Instagram @SeventhRow, on Facebook at facebook.com/TheSeventhRow, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.
Sep 23 2019 · 58mins
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# 6: Kermode on Peeping Tom, Bill Forsyth on Local Hero, Taika Waititi on film and Sylvia Syms on her career

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Ep 6: Kermode on Peeping Tom, Bill Forsyth on Local Hero, Taika Waititi on his career and Sylvia Syms on her career


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Nov 27 2018 · 1hr 10mins
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MoP 016: Housekeeping and the Criminally Forgotten Bill Forsyth

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In this episode, the first in a new series we are calling "Criminally Forgotten", where we unearth a cinematic gem from the depths of obscurity. Here we discuss the exquisite yet obscure 1987 film adaptation of Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping, written and directed by the Scottish auteur, Bill Forsyth, whose career has also been almost completely erased from cinematic memory.  Forsyth, better known for his quirky yet extremely nuanced films Gregory's Girl and Local Hero, here realizes what we consider to be one of his finest achievements and one of the best films of the 80's. 

Nov 11 2018 · 1hr 21mins